Auto-Saving Is Nothing Like Black Mirror

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If you’ve watched any episode of Black Mirror, you may be thinking about tossing your phone and going to live in the woods sans technology. If you haven’t seen or heard of Black Mirror, it’s an increasingly popular TV show about the futuristic, theoretical evolution of technology.

The reason you may end up wanting to quit technology is because each episode of Black Mirror shows what the world would look like when we take technology a few steps too far.

For example, in the episode “Nosedive” people have special eye implants. These display everyone on a 1-5 rating scale. The society of the near-future is now built around everyone rating everyone, in a person-reviewing system similar to Yelp.

After watching Black Mirror, you question where technology is involved in your life, where is may be too automated or where you are too dependent on technology. That’s understandable, but it doesn’t mean we are all doomed to be a real life episode of Black Mirror because we use apps and Siri.

Banking and saving apps offer a very valuable connection between functional and technology. We’d assume that being able to view your bank statement on your bank’s app in real time has come in handy more than once. And to pay your bills online guarantees you aren’t searching for a stamp on the bill’s due date.

And when it comes to your savings, a savings app and automating your savings is similar to setting a post-it reminder to yourself. Either way, you’re going to have to save. But with an automated savings plan, you don’t have to worry about forgetting to save anymore. It’s done for you, but you were the one in control of setting it up.

It’s possible a thought may cross your mind after watching Black Mirror that you are too dependent on your apps, but we are going to nudge you in that some help from an app is a good thing.

Like some help to $600 sitting in your BoostUp account that you had little work to do for.